NO WAY JOSE, UNITED LOSE AGAIN

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Jose Mour­inho was un­happy with the per­for­mances of the of­fi­cials and his play­ers as Man­ches­ter United suf­fered a third suc­ces­sive de­feat with a 3-1 Premier League loss at Wat­ford. The for­mer Chelsea boss felt Eti­enne Capoue’s opener should have been dis­al­lowed fol­low­ing a strong chal­lenge by Miguel Bri­tos on An­thony Mar­tial in the build-up. Striker Mar­cus Rash­ford lev­elled af­ter the break, but sub­sti­tute Juan Zu­niga re­stored the Hor­nets’ lead with his first touch, be­fore Troy Deeney sealed vic­tory with an in­jury-time penalty. Speak­ing about Capoue’s goal, Mour­inho said: “I think no de­bate, I think no con­tro­versy. I think that is an ob­vi­ous sit­u­a­tion, but it’s some­thing that I can­not con­trol and I can­not even be crit­i­cal. “I think in the first half for about 25, 30 min­utes we didn’t play well and that’s some­thing we can con­trol, we can im­prove, we can work on it. The ref­eree’s and the lines­man’s mis­take is not un­der my con­trol. I can’t do any­thing to im­prove it. “In the sec­ond half we were much bet­ter, we get the draw (equalised) and af­ter that we were the team and (Wat­ford goal­keeper Heurelho) Gomes makes a phe­nom­e­nal save and luck is again some­thing we can­not con­trol. We can­not con­trol the ref­eree, we can­not con­trol the lucky mo­ments. “The only thing we can con­trol is our in­di­vid­ual mis­takes and our col­lec­tive mis­takes. Their sec­ond goal for ex­am­ple is a mis­take be­cause we know we have to press the wing-backs out­side the box and not let them take ad­van­tage of be­ing one against one in the box. “Luck will ar­rive when she thinks it’s the right mo­ment to ar­rive and our in­di­vid­ual and col­lec­tive per­for­mance is where we have to im­prove.” While Mour­inho felt his side were un­for­tu­nate to lose, Wat­ford striker Deeney felt the three points were fully de­served. “We’ve had the tough­est start of any club this sea­son and to come out of that with seven points, that’s mas­sive for a club like us,” he said. “I thought we were the bet­ter team in the first half. We had a lot of chances. “I think the big­gest part is when they scored we showed what we’re made of. We didn’t go un­der, we came again and ended up win­ning the game.” Wat­ford next face a trip away to Burn­ley, while United’s next league game is against Le­ices­ter.

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